NJIC Football

Hasbrouck Heights celebrates Jasiah Purdie's (3) winning touchdown against Shabazz in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 High School Football Final in Newark on Nov. 17, 2018. Heights won a 13-7 thriller to claim the trophy.

Steve Hockstein | For NJ Advance

Hasbrouck Heights celebrates Jasiah Purdie’s (3) winning touchdown against Shabazz in the North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 High School Football Final in Newark on Nov. 17, 2018. Heights won a 13-7 thriller to claim the trophy.

 

NJIC football scrimmage schedule:

It’s the kickoff before the kickoff.

We’re anxiously awaiting the 2019 high school football season, but before things officially get under way, there are plenty of scrimmages to keep an eye out for.

Below is a look at the scrimmage schedule for the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference. Regular-season action begins Thursday, Sept. 5 when Hasbrouck Heights, the reigning NJIC champion, travels to Cresskill for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

Please note that the scrimmage schedule is subject to change. Fans should consider weather- and heat-related cancelations. Please check with teams and venues to find out if any changes have impacted the schedule. Any changes or additions can be e-mailed to planni@njadvancemedia.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Emerson Borough at Cresskill, TBA

Rutherford at Ridgefield Park, TBA

Garfield at Hawthorne, 9

Hasbrouck Heights at Wallington, 9

Fort Lee at Lodi, 10

Manchester Regional at Verona, 10

Saddle Brook, Montclair Kimberley at Cliffside Park, 10:30

Pascack Hills, Indian Hills at Pompton Lakes, 5 (Lakeside Middle School)

Thursday, Aug. 22

New Milford at Dumont, 10

Wood-Ridge, Palisades Park at Brearley, 10

Friday, Aug. 23

Butler at Bernards, 10

Newark Central, Wood-Ridge at Harrison, 10

Park Ridge at Pascack Hills, 10

North Arlington at Bogota, 10:30

Saturday, Aug. 24

Wallington, Elmwood Park, Saddle Brook at Glen Rock, 9

Hawthorne at Lodi, 9

Saddle Brook at Glen Rock, 9

Pompton Lakes at Montville, 10

Cedar Grove, Hasbrouck Heights, Ridgefield Park at Lyndhurst, 10

New Milford at Westwood, 10

Becton at Rutherford, 10

Pequanock, St. Mary (Ruth.) at Waldwick, 10

Monday, Aug. 26

Butler at Kinnelon, TBD

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Becton at Wallington, 9

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Secaucus at Park Ridge, 5

Garfield at Hasbrouck Heights, 6

Palisades Park at North Arlington, 7 (Rip Collins Field)

Thursday, Aug. 29

Lakeland at Pompton Lakes, 10 (Herschfield Park)

Harrison at St. Mary (Ruth.), 1 (Tamblyn Field)

Becton at Glen Rock, 5

Butler at Jefferson, 6

Hanover Park at Lyndhurst, 6

Pascack Hills at Hawthorne, 6

Manchester Regional at Fort Lee, 6

Saddle Brook at Wallington, 6

Bergen Tech at Elmwood Park, 6

Lodi at Ridgefield Park 6

New Milford at Rutherford, 6

Friday, Aug. 30

Waldwick at Cresskill, 9

Thursday, Sept. 5

Bogota at Palisades Park, 6 (County Field Facility)

 

Pat Lanni covers teams from Hudson, Essex and Passaic Counties in the SFC and NJIC. He may be reached at planni@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatLanniHS. Like NJ.com High School Sports on Facebook.